Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks Treatment in Beverly Hills

Stretch marks can seem to always be right around the corner, often appearing in the blink of an eye. They can occur after you've experienced a significant amount of weight gain when the skin can't stretch enough to keep up, but might seemingly appear for no reason as well. And even once you've lost the weight loss, you might still have stubborn stretch marks that just won't go away. But with non-surgical stretch marks treatment in Beverly Hills, you can take back control over your body's appearance.
Stretch marks tend to prove more common in women, especially appearing during and after pregnancy. The reason: the child grows faster than your skin can expand to accommodate it. Fortunately, there are ways to treat stretch marks and help you reclaim your body and its appearance. At Cloud Med Spa in Beverly Hills, we are focused on helping people maintain bodies that reflect how they feel inside, bodies they can feel proud of. We offer a range of treatments that rejuvenate and revitalize your body and skin without the need for surgery.

An Overview of Stretch Marks

These long, thin, rippled marks are quite common and are also called striae. They can appear on many parts of the body and affect an estimated 80% of the population, so you are not alone in dealing with them! They can even appear on patients who haven't experienced significant weight fluctuations. Common areas for stretch marks to pop up include the following:
  • Abdomen
  • Breasts
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Arms
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What Factors Can Lead to Stretch Marks

The primary cause of stretch marks tends to be a significant change in weight. However, a few other factors can make you more vulnerable to developing them. Those factors include:
  • Genetics: some individuals are more prone to stretch marks on the genetic level.
  • Age: the older we get, the more our skin loses elasticity and the ability to stretch.
  • Cortisone levels: high amounts of this "stress" hormone can decrease skin elasticity significantly.
  • Hydration levels: dehydrated skin is more likely to develop stretch marks than well- hydrated skin.

Your Stretch Marks Treatment Options

For some individuals, stretch marks will eventually go away without the need for treatment. However, it depends on the location and severity of the marks and your individual situation. While stretch marks aren't harmful or painful, they can be frustrating and affect your quality of life. For many people, these marks can lead to a loss of confidence in your body, especially when wearing clothes that show affected areas.

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow,
we aren't really living.


Laser Treatment

Luckily frustrating stretch marks can be minimized or even removed fully through using a series of laser treatments. There are various laser types that target different kinds of stretch marks. Each one can address these marks in its own way.
Pulsed dye laser and fractional laser therapy are two of the most common laser treatment methods for stubborn stretch marks. The lasers work by reducing the redness in the stretch marks and by stimulating new collagen and elastin formation in the skin. Both treatments are quick and effective, requiring little to no downtime or interruption to your life.


This special protein already provides structure throughout your body. When present in skin, it keeps your skin firm, full, and young. But as we age, our bodies naturally begin to produce less of it. The result can be loose or sagging skin. Boosting collagen production can give your skin the rejuvenating kick it needs to restore itself.


This is another protein that is crucial to healthy skin. It is what allows your skin to stretch without getting stretch marks. Higher amounts mean your skin will be able to take some more stress.
Together, collagen and elastin work to keep your skin tight and youthful. Without them, your body becomes vulnerable to developing stretch marks.

Surgical Options

In the past, undergoing surgery to remove stretch marks was popular because there were not many other options. While surgical methods are still highly effective, patients should consider all their options and find a treatment that matches their unique needs. With surgery, be prepared to spend time in recovery and to have some downtime.


Microneedling has shown itself to be an effective treatment for reducing stretch marks. It has proven especially useful for patients with darker skin tones. Like laser therapy, microneedling is both quick and straightforward, a unique procedure that allows you to see results without spending weeks recovering.
This unique treatment targets the middle layer of our skin (the dermis), where stretch marks form. By making numerous tiny punctures, your body's skin is stimulated to begin rejuvenating itself through a natural process! The newly invigorated skin begins new collagen production in the targeted area, livening up your skin. As your body naturally rebuilds its collagen supply, you should see impressive improvements in your skin appearance and a reduction in stretch marks.


Morpheus8 for stretch marks is a micro-pins treatment that uses radio-frequency energy and fractional treatments to remodel the body’s collagen and heat the deepest layers of the skin. This helps tighten the skin, increases skin elasticity, boosts collagen production, and smooths skin irregularities, improving the appearance of the stretch marks.


If stretch marks have begun to affect your quality of life, schedule a consultation today to learn about your treatment options. At Cloud Med Spa, our goal is to help individuals have bodies that they are proud of. As technology and techniques continue to develop, we are excited to provide top-of-the-line treatments for rejuvenating your body and skin. Get in touch today to learn more about our stretch marks treatment in Beverly Hills.

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Brent Moelleken, M.D., F.A.C.S.